News 11 Sep 2017

Charlier drafted into French MXoN squad for Matterley Basin

Husqvarna rider to switch back to motocross for one-off event.

Source: Supplied.

Reigning Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations (MXoN) champions Team France has named Christophe Charlier (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) as Dylan Ferrandis’ (Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha) replacement for the 1 October event at Matterley Basin in Great Britain.

Charlier, a former MXGP regular, made the switch to off-road racing in 2017, however still possesses the credentials to be a strong candidate in the squad alongside Gautier Paulin (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) and Romain Febvre (Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing).

Kemea Yamaha’s Benoit Paturel, who was a member of last year’s winning team, was initially named as a replacement, however sustained an injury, ultimately ruling him out of selection.

The Frenchman will contend the MX2 division, making the switch from Husqvarna’s FE 350 to its quarter-litre machine for his one-off return to motocross.

Charlier was recently a member of France’s World Trophy team that captured victory at the FIM International Six-Day Enduro (ISDE) in Brive, France.